Raymond Guthrie is responsible for directing the overall investment strategy and overseeing a team investing in equity, projects, and funds to increase our impact in the communities we serve. Alongside our existing lending teams, Raymond’s investments team will help expand the continuum of capital solutions that our new enterprise can offer to communities. Raymond was previously the Managing Director of the American Heart Association’s Impact Investment Group focused on investing in social enterprises operating within and supporting communities of color. In addition, he co-created the first of its kind ESG Exchanged Traded Fund (ETF) with New York Life Investment Management that is currently traded on the NYSE, with a portion of the ETF’s management fee supporting the AHA’s impact funds. His career has also included positions at the Skoll Foundation and Calvert Investments, as well as serving as a U.S. diplomat in emerging economies across Africa and Asia. Raymond earned his BBA in Economics and Business Law at the University of Miami, and his Juris Doctor at Howard University.